Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.32

Press coverage about Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) has trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Physicians Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0101389200149 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

DOC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up from $18.00) on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Raymond James Financial set a $20.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Physicians Realty Trust in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Physicians Realty Trust has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.

Shares of Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) opened at $16.36 on Friday. Physicians Realty Trust has a fifty-two week low of $16.21 and a fifty-two week high of $21.85. The firm has a market cap of $2,930.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.13, a PEG ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.59.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.01). Physicians Realty Trust had a net margin of 11.39% and a return on equity of 1.70%. The firm had revenue of $93.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $90.21 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. Physicians Realty Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Physicians Realty Trust will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were issued a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.62%. Physicians Realty Trust’s payout ratio is 400.00%.

In other news, insider Jeffrey Theiler acquired 5,634 shares of Physicians Realty Trust stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.76 per share, for a total transaction of $100,059.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Tommy G. Thompson acquired 2,705 shares of Physicians Realty Trust stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $18.46 per share, for a total transaction of $49,934.30. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 49,339 shares in the company, valued at approximately $910,797.94. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.51% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

Physicians Realty Trust (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust. Physicians Realty L.P. is the operating partnership of the Trust. The Trust and its operating partnership are engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems.

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